|But our poor slave in vain / Turns to the Christian shrine his aching eyes; / Its rites will only swell his market price, / And rivet on his chain.
|—The Christian Slave, ll. 45–48.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Title: John Greenleaf Whittier
Author: Whittier, John Greenleaf
The Poetical Works in Four Volumes
The more than 500 selections in these volumes by one of the most beloved of American poets include those influential ones written during the “great conflict between Freedom and Slavery.“ Douglas’s Whittier QuotationsBartlett’s Whittier Quotations
An Autograph, An Autograph, Astræa, Barbara Frietchie, Barbara Frietchle, Barclay of Ury, Barclay of Ury, Centennial Hymn, Centennial Hymn, Dedication of “In War Time,” From “Snow-Bound,” From “Snow-Bound,” Ichabod, Ichabod, Ichabod!, In School-Days, In School-Days, In the “Old South,” Lines on the Death of S. O. Torrey, Marguerite, Maud Muller, Maud Muller, Maud Muller, Mulford, My Playmate, Old Burying-Ground, Proem to Edition of 1847, Proem, Randolph of Roanoke, Skipper Ireson’s Ride, Skipper Ireson’s Ride, Telling the Bees, The Barefoot Boy, The Barefoot Boy, The Changeling, The Eternal Goodness, The Fair Rebecca Rawson and her Two Lovers, The Farewell of a Virginia Slave Mother to her Daughters sold into Southern Bondage, The Farewell, The New Wife and the Old, The Swan Song of Parson Avery, The Two Angels, The Vanishers, Vesta, Watchers, What the Birds Said